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Pull out your Dutch oven for this delicious one pot dinner - Portuguese Sausage Kale Potato Soup|Panning The Globe

Portuguese sausage kale potato soup

  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-7 1x


A nutritious satisfying one-pot dinner that's fairly simple to cook.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for sautéing
  • 1 1/2 pounds fully-cooked, smoked Linguica sausage - slice one fourth of the sausage into thin rounds - the rest into 1/4-inch dice (Chorizo or Chourico are good substitutes if you can't find Linguica)
  • 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion (2 medium onions)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (5-6 cloves)
  • 4 cups low salt chicken broth (I recommend Swanson's)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, sliced into quarters lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch chunks.
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 bunch kale, washed, thick center ribs removed, and slivered (I prefer the dark green dinosaur kale but any kale is fine)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat. Sauté the sausage rounds for 1 minute or two, until they are nicely browned. Transfer to a small plate and set aside. Add diced sausage to the pot and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until they start to brown a bit. Transfer to small bowl and set aside.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pot, along with the chopped garlic and onions. Sauté over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes until onions soften and start to get transparent. (Don't let them brown)
  3. Add broth, water, potatoes and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to a steady simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Using a potato masher, mash half the potatoes right in the pot, so you have a creamy broth with some chunks of potato remaining.
  4. Add the cooked chopped sausage and the slivered kale. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the kale wilts and the soup is heated through.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with a few rounds of cooked sausage. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for a the advice of a professional nutritionist.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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